Don’t men look so elegant in a morning suit, and even better with a top hat!  Why is it that this wonderful and such traditional style of dress seems to have completely gone out of fashion, especially in this part of the world?  We say bring it back!

Every now and then an occasion may well crop up in your life that calls for a morning suit and top hat – whether it’s a day at the races or a traditional wedding. You may be interested to know that the name ‘morning suit’ originated from the practice of gentlemen in the nineteenth century riding a horse in the morning with a cutaway front, single breasted morning coat.

The rules of this dress are as follows:

The morning coat should fit snug to the contours of the body in order to look stylish; the coat should make an S shape, cinching in at the waist and swooping out over your seat.

The trousers should sit high, and the legs should be just long enough to break once above your shoes. The tail should hang to just below the fold of the knee.

While striped trousers are the norm, houndstooth is also an option & more fashionable with the younger generation. Of course, if you are a Scot then tartan can be worn with your morning coat; a kilt or ‘trews’ as shown here …

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